At the 14th Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference, Top chefs will take center stage to prepare their signature dishes and educate visitors on the food ingredients and menus of their country. The competition will bring together US and international teams in a culinary battle for the coveted position of "Best Chef in the Americas". The competition will follow the standards of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and it will be judged by ACF certified judges. The winners will take home cash prizes and ACF medals.
Like some vintages, the Deering Estate Foundation’s 9th annual signature fundraising event “Wine on Harvest Moon” presented by South BMW, gets better with age. Each year the theme features the ‘fine wine, fine food and fine art’ of a different region of the world. On Saturday, October 23rd, the bountiful dishes and wines from California’s Sonoma, Napa and the Central Coastal will be showcased. A highlight of the evening is the Florida debut of “Deering Wine” of Sonoma County, California. Proprietors Blair Collins Maus and her husband Todd are bringing their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandels “home” to the Deering Estate at Cutler for sampling and sale. Blair is a descendent of the Deering-McCormick family, who were early developers of farming technology, and she is the great-great granddaughter of Charles Deering.
Ms. Autumn Dec dreamed of spending a day in the kitchen of a chef’s restaurant learning culinary secrets and techniques. So she entered Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard’s competition to win ‘My Day in a Chef’s Kitchen’. The Bistro de Leon opened summer, 2008 in historic St. Augustine and has become one of the city’s most popular casual Bistros serving authentic cuisine from Chef’s hometown of Lyon, France.
South Florida will sizzle again this November as the 9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, the largest Caribbean food festival in the United States, gets underway at the lush and spacious Markham Park in Sunrise on Sunday, November 14, 2010.
The sixth annual Restaurant Week Jamaica kicks off November 13, 2010 and runs through November 20. The seven-day culinary celebration is bigger than ever this year with a record 60 restaurants spanning Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. The event will offer some of Jamaica’s best meals at prices discounted by at least 30%. Patrons will feast on prix fixe menus from a full range of origins such as Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Indian, French and Jamaican for prices from $17-45. Restaurant Week Jamaica is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and sponsored by the Gleaner newspaper.